Police sacrifice their right to be treated as individuals at the point that they sign up to be tools of oppression and a readily mobilized force to defend capitalist class interests and whiteness. Police are not people, they are embodied politics and power.
In Light Of The New 50 Shades of Grey Trailer
E.L. James knows as much about BDSM as she would have found in a five minute Google search, which is to say that she knows precisely jack shit.
50 Shades of Grey does not depict a realistic kinky relationship, nor does it depict a healthy relationship of either the kinky or vanilla variety.
It is a Twilight fanfic, and has all the elements of Edward and Bella’s abusive relationship with kink added for extra flavor. Just as Edward and Bella are not a healthy or realistic couple, neither are Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
Christian Grey is an abuser who manipulates a young woman with zero knowledge of BDSM into a relationship with him. He knows she is ignorant of what a healthy BDSM relationship looks like, and uses this to:
- ignore and override her attempts at negotiation,
- play without a safeword (since she doesn’t know that they exist),
- create a false dichotomy of “either we’re kinky my way or we just don’t have sex at all,”
- threaten and stalk her,
- rape her,
- prevent her from discussing her relationship with anyone other than him,
- and control aspects of her personal life, including what car she drives, what medications she takes, and how she spends her free time.
This is not BDSM. This is not sexy. This is abuse.
Using 50 Shades as your basis for how a kinky relationship works (for critical or practical purposes) is like treating Titanic: The Legend Goes On as a historical documentary. Don’t do it.
For anyone who (somehow) doesn’t know the comparison, this would be Titanic: The Legend Goes On.
Yeah, that’s a pretty fair comparison when it comes to accuracy.
It’s not even like this is a new thing as far as film portrayals of BDSM slave/master relationships go: iirc the film Secretary with Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader delves into ‘BDSM’ with pretty much exactly the same criteria as 50 shades does. I think media portrayal of BDSM as a whole is severely problematic and just creates so many problems for people who maybe feel like they want to give it a try…(that saying, if they really are serious about it then here’s hoping they do *actual* research into it rather than watching a couple of dubious films innit)
oh my god Emma
*crying massive buckets of mommy feels*
I needed this today. :)
You’d love that, wouldn’t you? You’d love for Hamas (you know, the democratically elected government) to accept ceasefires which don’t include dismantling the world’s largest open-air prison and lifting Israel’s illegal blockade on Gaza. Why should Palestinians accept going back to food insecurity and living like prisoners again?
Let me remind you one of the ways in which the Zionist government punishes the civilian population - in the words of senior Israeli official Dov Weisglass: “The idea is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.”
Also, did you have the same reaction about Israel as above when they rejected Hamas’ proposal for a 10-year truce?
“but unless you want the entire world to explode into chaos” ( ͡°_ ͡°)
Bunny massage | [X] - SpicaSirius
QUICK SOMEBODY PET ME LIKE THIS OK ;A;
Are you a cure record from 1987 because I want you to kiss me kiss me kiss me
Straight Person: “Hey, I made some people out of spaghetti but I had to make a bow out of basil so you know they’re a straight spaghetti couple.”